President Rivlin visited the Lebanese border in area of Operation Northern Shield

President Rivlin visited the Lebanese border in area of Operation Northern Shield

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Operation Northern Shield

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, Sunday 16 December / 8 Tevet visited the area of Operation Northern Shield in the north of the country today, as part of which a fourth tunnel was discovered today. The president was escorted by GOC Northern Command Maj-Gen Yoel Strick and the commander of the Galil Division, Brig-Gen Rafi Milo, who briefed him on the range of operations in the sector and the challenges they include. Following the briefings, the president continued to a meeting with soldiers serving in the area, where he thanked them for their service, on behalf of all Israelis.

“Because of you, the citizens of Israel and those of the north in particular, can be calm and confident,” said the president. “I came here to thank you and to support you on behalf of all Israelis. I congratulate the Chief of Staff and all of you – combat troops, combat support and technology units – who are working here day and night to negate this threat and to ensure that the residents of the north can sleep in peace.”

The president continued and said

“Hizballah’s offensive tunnels into Israeli territory are a clear violation of Israeli sovereignty. Hizballah, which pretends to be the ‘shield of Lebanon’ will, in the end, lead to its destruction. We see the Lebanese government as responsible for everything that happens in the country and we warn Hizballah not to subordinate Lebanon to Iran’s agenda, or to use Lebanon as a base for attacking Israel.”

President Rivlin concluded by saying “the international community must understand that Israel will do what is necessary to defend itself, and that Israel demands international involvement in enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions. Our technological capabilities, the quality of our intelligence and the excellent men and women have produced an outstanding breakthrough by any measure. There is no other army in the world that is able to achieve such results. The entire IDF is ready and willing to respond, and the current operation proves the importance of such readiness for any scenario we may face.”

Attached photo credits: Mark Neiman (GPO)

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Mi chiamo Fabrizio Tenerelli, sono un foto-giornalista iscritto all’Albo Professionisti della Liguria. Sono redattore del Settimanale La Riviera e del relativo quotidiano online; sono anche corrispondente dell’Agenzia Ansa dalla provincia di Imperia e corrispondente de Il Giornale (di Milano). Ho diretto per sette anni un quotidiano online locale. Durante la mia ultraventennale esperienza in campo giornalistico ho avuto modo di collaborare per quotidiani nazionali, tra cui: Il Giornale di Milano, Repubblica, Il Giorno, il Messaggero, Il Mattino e via dicendo. Ho anche collaborato, a livello fotografico, con diverse testate nazionali, tra cui: Corriere della Sera, settimanale “Oggi” e via dicendo e per televisioni, tra cui Rai e Mediaset. Ho anche collaborato con radio del panorama locale (Radio 103, per la quale ho svolto per anni i notiziario, curando la redazione) e nazionale, tra cui Radio24, per la quale ho svolto alcuni collegamenti per fatti di cronaca. Nel 2014, inoltre, sono stato in Israele, come free lance in territorio di guerra, durante l’operazione “Tzuk Eitan”. Negli ultimi tempi, mi interesso anche di web marketing, web design e sviluppo di siti in Wordpress, Seo e Sem.

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